|Former candidate for|
|Tuscaloosa City Board of Education, District 6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 27, 2013|
|Master's||Louisiana State University|
|(timed out) Campaign website|
Lollar earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Livingston University, which is now called the University of West Alabama. He also attended graduate school at Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South. Lollar currently serves as Vice President and Business Banker for Robertson Banking Company. Lollar has volunteered with the Special Olympics and Kiwanis Club Tuscaloosa and previously served as PTA president for Woodland Forrest Elementary. He and his wife, Shirley, have two adult children who were attended district schools.
Lollar lost election for the District 6 seat on the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education. He was running against incumbent Marvin Lucas in the August 27, 2013 general election.
|Tuscaloosa Board of Education District 6, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Marvin Lucas Incumbent||51.9%||980|
|Source: Fox 6 News These results are unofficial.|
Lollar received $14,200 in donations from the Educate Tuscaloosa PAC according to finance records filed on August 9, 2013.
Lollar's campaign website explained the candidate's reasons for running for a board seat in 2013:
"John Lollar has a vision to improve Tuscaloosa’s city schools. He will work tirelessly to help create the best learning opportunities for students. He is especially interested in improving graduation rates and strengthening parent and community involvement in the school system
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
About the district
- See also: Tuscaloosa City Schools, Alabama
Tuscaloosa lags behind the rest of Alabama based on median household income and persons below the poverty level but outperforms the state average in high school graduation rates. The median household income for Tuscaloosa is $34,359 when compared to $42,934 for the state of Alabama. The percentage of people below poverty level for Tuscaloosa is 29.6% while it is 17.3% for the state of Alabama. 85.3% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 81.9% of Alabama residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 32.7% of Tuscaloosa residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 22% for the state of Alabama.
|2010 Census Data for Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Race||Tuscaloosa||State of Alabama|
|Black or African American||41.5%||26.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.2%||0.6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||Z||0.1%|
|Two or more race||1.1%||1.5%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3.0%||3.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||52.6%||67%|
- Alabama school districts
- Tuscaloosa City School District elections (2013)
- Tuscaloosa City Schools, Alabama
- Tuscaloosa News, "TUSCALOOSA CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 6: Banker, grandfather announces candidacy for school seat" accessed July 26, 2013
- Friends of John Lollar, "About John," accessed July 26, 2013 (timed out) (timed out)
- Tuscaloosa News, "School board races being backed by cash," August 18, 2013
- Friends of John Lollar, "Home," accessed August 15, 2013 (timed out)
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Tuscaloosa," accessed July 24, 2013 (dead link)
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